15 December 2012

Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman sing The Confrontation live at Joe's Pub

Took this video at the Indoor Garden Party at Joe's Pub last weekend! My friend's also took video so at some point I'll be editing them all together! It's the full song. Love these guys.  It was an amazing night and I'll be posting more video from the concert at a later time. 



Don't forget to go buy your tickets for Les Miserables opening a week from Tuesday!!!



01 December 2012

More musing after seeing Les Misérables again!

I have internet again! And just in time for a frenzied week of Hobbit Madness and Les Mis madness the week following!

I was able to attend another (feel free to hate me) screening of Les Misérables a couple nights ago. I have to say, it's just as amazing if not MORE so the second time around. I can't wait for the third, fourth and many more times!  If you can get to an early screening, do NOT miss out!

They released a series of clips from the film were released on the official YouTube page.

They're incredible.

Who Am I? sung by Hugh Jackman
[Possible spoilers after the videos]



26 November 2012

'The Performers' on Broadway


‘The Performers’ opened on Broadway on Wed., Nov. 14th. Six performances later, it closed. And unjustly so. I was able to attend Friday evening. The cast’s filled with incredible talent; Henry Winkler, Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor (the reason I went), Daniel Breaker, Jenni Barber and Alicia Silverstone. 

The play’s about adult entertainers, a married couple (Jackson and Graynor), a starlet who just added some large assets to her repertoire (Barber), and an aging star, trying to make a comeback (Winkler). Along with a reporter (Breaker) and a school teacher (Silverstone), the cast ensues on an hour and a half of sexy hilarity.


25 November 2012

Thoughts after seeing 'LES MISÉRABLES'


'LES MISÉRABLES' was...INCREDIBLE.

I immediately tweeted my thoughts after I was the film so here's a collection of those tweets.

There may be some spoilers but I mostly kept them at the minimum. (Plus, I'm sure many have already seen the show or read the book or seen the other film(s))



21 November 2012

My awesome Rachel Weisz encounter!


It finally happened! I finally got a photo with Academy Award winner and gorgeous human being, Rachel Weisz! After trying countless times this year both during The Bourne Legacy promotion and otherwise, I had almost given up hope it would happen this year!

So, when my buddy, Dan found out she’d be doing a Q&A for The Deep Blue Sea, I HAD to be there to try. I kept hearing how tricky it was to get her lately but I still held my breath that this would be the night! I was working until 8 that day and would probably make it to the theatre in time for her to arrive. It also happened to be the same night as the Lincoln NYC Premiere so we had hope no one would be there. We were right. 

A couple of nice collectors I knew from a few other events showed up as well and we all settled in. While we waited for her, Dan and I noticed a familiar looking man arriving at the theatre. It was Tony Gilroy, director of The Bourne Legacy! We called out to him and he was incredibly surprised we knew who he was. We both asked for pictures and he was kind enough to stop and take them, sort of laughing at the fact that we recognized him. 



20 November 2012

The Hollywood Reporter: The Actress Roundtable


Okay. While I'm writing, I'm watching this AMAZING roundtable. The Hollywood Reporter brought together some of today's great female actors, all of whom are being buzzed about for this years Academy Awards. Rachel Weisz, Anne Hathaway, Helen Hunt, Naomi Watts, Sally Field, Marion Cotillard, and Amy Adams. All incredible.

WATCH IT NOW. It's amazing. And go buy this week's issue!!!




I'm back!

After an unfortunate hiatus due to working a lot and hitting up a lot of events, combined with still being sans internet at home, I am BACK!

Much has happened and I will try to be catching everyone up on all the details!

Here are a few pictures I thought I'd share while I sit in the Marriott in Times Square typing up some blog posts!


12 November 2012

SKYFALL's Daniel Craig TV Appearance Round-up

With SKYFALL finally out in theatres and making a TON of money, Daniel Craig did two US television appearances after the cancelled ones a week prior in NY because of Sandy (yes, I'm bitter). The Britannia Awards were also televised last night on BBCAmerica, Craig received the British Artist of the Year Award.

First, Craig appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Wednesday eve:



09 November 2012

Fangirl Friday #2 - SKYFALL



I went to the midnight screening of SKYFALL in IMAX last night. Nothing, not even snow, would keep me away. It sucked enough that all my friends across the pond saw it WAY before I even had the chance. Plus, the Skyfall NYC Benefit Premiere ended up having none of the cast in attendance thanks to Sandy. What a bust.

I got to the theatre far earlier than I needed too, unsurprisingly, but it was nice to just relax before the show. I was going to be joined by a couple friends eventually so I just sat and watched a bit of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. I was stoked to both see the film and get the exclusive print!

How beautiful is this?


Possible Spoilers Ahead.

08 November 2012

Daniel Craig is Honoured at the Britannia Awards!

Last night in Los Angeles, Daniel Craig was one of the honorees at the 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards!  So many of his friends and costars showed up! And the ceremony will air on BBCAmerica this weekend! Huzzah!

Here are some of my favourite pictures from last night and a video:

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Les Misérables Second International Trailer!!!

More glorious news from today, the NEW Les Misérables International Trailer was released. And boy, do I want Christmas to come NOW.

It's a must watch!



SKYFALL/Daniel Craig Magazine Roundup!

SKYFALL IS FINALLY OUT IN THE US. Or it is, as of 12:01 tonight (unless you went to an IMAX screening last night or today, as I did). I'll talk more about the film in a bit. But for now, I wanted to have a post dedicated to the gorgeousness that is the collection of Daniel Craig/SKYFALL magazine covers that have been released recently!

The Hollywood Reporter
THR also has video footage from the photo shoot!

06 November 2012

VOTE!

Today is the day! Please go exercise your right to Vote today, Americans!  Whether you're affiliated with a party or not, JUST DO IT!



Please and Thank you!

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SNL Experience- Daniel Craig Style


This is cross posted on Mike The Fanboy, another site I blog for! :)

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If there’s one thing you learn about me, it’s that if I’m a fan of something or someone, I’m a die-hard dedicated fan.

So, as soon as I heard that Daniel Craig, one of my absolutes favorite people in the ‘verse, would be hosting SNL this season, I knew I HAD to go. Through my interaction with him during his ‘A Steady Rain’ days, I knew he was funny with a quick wit so I was hopeful that that would come across to others who know him as a more serious actor.

When they finalized the date, I immediately told my work and took the days off. Oct. 5&6th were the days I planned to camp out, numbers are given out the Sat morning before the rehearsal/taping. I knew I wanted to go to the rehearsal so I’d get more Daniel time! As I researched, I started getting worried about getting there Friday so I started thinking about maybe Thursday evening after work. It turns out, they gave me Thursday off too. So, I’m set!

As the date approaches, I start psyching myself out, thinking Thursday evening still isn’t early enough. I set my sights on 11:30AM Thursday. I take with me an air mattress, my backpack full of my iPad, computer (to charge my iPad and iPhone) and various Daniel Craig related items, just because. The line seems to not have begun yet and I head in to talk to security, making sure I’m lining up in the correct place; I am and I settle in.


02 November 2012

New Posters: The Hobbit!

SEVENTEEN. That's right 17 character posters have been released for The Hobbit thanks to Empire Magazine!

My favourite three are below, head over to EMPIRE to see the other 14!


New Posters: Les Misérables!

Two more character posters were released for the Les Misérables film (opening Dec. 25th, 2012)!

I fangirled about this film last "Fangirl Friday" and my excitement continues!

The Huffington Post had the exclusive first look at the character posters for the Thenardiers and Cosette & Marius!

Eddie Redmayne is always a big draw for me and to finally see the poster...EEE! It's so lovely! And Amanda Seyfried as Cosette...<3


Castle 5x06 - "The Final Frontier" Sneak Peeks **Spoilers**

This is going to be another EPIC episode of Castle!



Catching up with SKYFALL

So, over the last week, SKYFALL has opened in Berlin, Germany and was supposed to Premiere in New York. Due to weather conditions, the NYC premiere was postponed.  But the reviews keep coming in! I've tried to stay away for the most part but I'm only hearing great things!

Here are some great shot from the Berlin premiere!



Post-Sandy NYC

Hurricane Sandy did a number on this City and region. So many people still out of power, food supplies decreasing. I was lucky up in Harlem but many friends, colleagues and others were not. The last two days I worked at our location in the West Village without power and it was a surreal experience. By yesterday, people were running out of water and food, many with children and unable to travel uptown for supplies, the buses heading that way absolutely PACKED and passing people by. And so many had no idea, no way of knowing any updates on the situation.

Thankfully, partial subway service resumed yesterday and my comute was cut from 2.5 hrs to less than one. Today, I'm working at our Grand Central location which has had power and as a coworker commented, is pretty much back to normal.

I have loved seeing this City band together, neighbours helping neighbours, and I hope it continues as we begin to rebuild.

My heart goes out to everyone affected by this storm.

Thanks for reading,

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30 October 2012

Castle 5x05 - 'Probable Cause' Thoughts **Spoilers**

Being sequestered in my apartment with very little access to the media other than my iPhone, I thought I would miss last night's Castle. Thankfully, by some stroke of luck, I managed to watch it. And watch it over and over and over again.

In case you missed it, watch 'Probable Cause' on ABC.go.com.


My Thoughts/Ramblings

SKYFALL Premiere in Madrid

SKYFALL premiered in Spain last night! Glad to wake up to some nice pictures from both the photo call and the premiere! 

Source: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Europe

29 October 2012

Gorgeous 'The Wolverine' Teaser poster revealed!

As always, my internet was acting up so I didn't get to watch The Wolverine live chat with Hugh Jackman and James Mangold. But afterwards they released the gorgeous teaser poster.
[Click picture for larger version]


Daniel Craig, Hugh Bonneville join George Clooney's 'The Monuments Men'

Ok. Best news ever was announced. This better happen. My two favourite people working on a project together. I really can't deal with this news!

From Deadline.com:

EXCLUSIVE: What a killer cast George Clooney has put together for The Monuments Men, the period drama he will direct in a co-production between Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox. Clooney will star with Skyfall‘s Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, The Artist’s Jean Dujardin, Argo‘s John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Bob Balaban.

The drama, which was scripted by Clooney and partner Grant Heslov, confronts the final chapter of Germany’s rule, which came down to the absolute destruction of everything that makes a culture keep its standing, including the lives that are lost and the sacrifices that are made. All of this is in danger of being lost forever as Hitler and the Nazis try to cover the tracks of a murderous regime. A crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renown works of art that were stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.


The film will begin production March 1 in Europe. Heslov is producing through their Smokehouse banner. Alexander Desplat is doing the score, and the crew is the same as from the Ben Affleck-directed Argo, which Clooney and Heslov produced and Desplat scored. That latter film finished No. 1 in the box office standings in its third weekend. Granted it was not a strong weekend, but Argo became the first film to do that since The Blind Side.


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Hurricane Sandy

Just took my walk out for what could be the last time in a long while. Shutting myself in for the storm. It's so pretty out now (I'm from Portland, I love the grey).

How will you be passing the time? I've got my iPad, computer and iPhone charged and ready to keep me entertained - Castle, Firefly, every Daniel Craig, Gerard Butler and RDJ movie, and much more!

I leave you now with pictures from my neighbourhood pre-Sandy!

Hope you all are faring well! Stay safe!

Yet another reason Joss Whedon is a god.

How can you not just love this guy? He does it all.  I'm never not impressed by him.

Just watch this and tell me you don't feel the same!


As cool as it would be for the zombie apocalypse come, I'm lazy and dont want to die, not a good combination if you need to start outrunning zombies (unless they are the shambling type).

Either way, Joss Whedon is a genius, a giant among men.

Fight on, sir.


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28 October 2012

The Cast of SKYFALL on The Graham Norton Show - Daniel Craig's Bond Girl Name!

While in London for the Royal World Premiere of SKYFALL, the cast stopped by The Graham Norton Show to promote the film! Now, Graham Norton is by far one of my favourite talk show hosts. He's hilarious and doesn't hold back! The episode doesn't air in the US until next Saturday on BBC America. However, thanks to the glories of the internet, the entire episode is on YouTube. (YAY!)

It's pretty hilarious. Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem are their usual charming selves with Dame Judi Dench as awesome and spunky as ever. Definitely still tune in, if only to see the great clips from SKYFALL (out in just two weeks time in the US)!!!

Part 1

27 October 2012

An Animated Bit of Fry & Laurie Reunion

From RadioTimes.com:

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are to work together for the first time in 13 years, on an animated version of Oscar Wilde’s 1887 short story The Canterville Ghost. 

The comedy cohorts first found fame in the late 80s with their hit sketch show A Bit Of Fry & Laurie and continued their partenrship in PG Wodehouse adaptation Jeeves and Wooster. They’ve each since gone on to achieve international acclaim, with Laurie winning plaudits for his role as the titular character in hit US series House, while Fry has become a British national treasure, maintaining hosting duties on BBC panel show QI, as well as making appearances in Hollywood movies including upcoming blockbuster The Hobbit. 

26 October 2012

More Castle 5x05 Probable Cause Sneak Peeks! ***Spoilers****

A couple more Castle sneak peeks are out!

This episode is going to be incredible for so many reasons...!

Fangirl Friday #1 - Les Misérables

Every Friday, I've decided I'm going to Fangirl about one thing or another (not that this blog isn't just basically me doing that anyway...)! The obvious choice would be to fangirl more about SKYFALL. But because the next couple of weeks are going to be pretty much all SKYFALL, I'll take a small sidestep.

One of the movies I'm looking most forward to this award season is one that marries two of my loves, theatre and film. The film I'm talking about is, of course, Les Misérables. When they announced they'd be doing the film, I was hesitant to accept that they could do it, but as they begin to gather the all-star cast full of big screen actors and seasoned theatre actors, and an incredible director, my hope began to soar!

'SKYFALL' Rome Premiere

And 'SKYFALL' has premiered in another country (that isn't the US)! Rome, Italy held their 'SKYFALL' premiere earlier today!  Not many pictures have been released, that I can find at least, but Mr. Craig, Mr. Mendes and Ms. Harris continue to shine on the red carpet! SKYFALL is released on Nov. 9th in the United States, or Nov. 8th if you see it in IMAX.

 From POPSUGAR



25 October 2012

'SKYFALL' Paris Premiere

Last night, Paris held it's own SKYFALL premiere! which means, we get more gorgeous shots of the beautiful cast all dressed up!

Here are some of my favourites:

From Zimbio

The Carrie Diaries Trailer!

I'm a big fan of Sex and the City. Maybe that's an understatement. So, when I heard that Candace Bushnell was releasing a Young Adult novel about young Carrie Bradshaw, I was probably more excited than I should be. I really enjoyed it though I had definitely grown out of the main demo for it.

When they announced they'd be creating a TV series from the book, The Carrie Diaries, I was skeptical. I'll even admit now that I'm only really excited about it to see Freeman Agyeman (MARTHA JONES!!!!) back on my telly! But after seeing the trailer released by The CW, I'll be giving it a try!

Check out the trailer:


Will you be tuning in next January?




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Entertainment Weekly celebrates 'SKYFALL'!

Check out the GORGEOUS cover of this weeks EW! I always love the EW covers (which is why I'm so glad I subscribe) and this one is fabulous! With the release of Skyfall in the UK this Friday and the US Premiere next week, Skyfall fever has hit!

Be sure to go out and grab your copy tomorrow when it hits shelves!

Until next time,

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24 October 2012

Skyfall Royal World Premiere

SKYFALL finally had it's premiere yesterday at the Royal Albert Hall in London. My live stream of the red carpet crapped out so I was SOL in watching it. Sucks. Glad there are MANY photographs from the premiere.

Some of my favourites (and yes, most [all] are of Daniel Craig):

From Zimbio.

'Rear Window' coming to the Broadway Stage


From Deadline.com


EXCLUSIVE: Producer Charlie Lyons and director Jay Russell, who’ve teamed on The Water Horse and Ladder 49, have partnered with Homeland actor Tim Guinee to bring the famed noir short story Rear Window (It Had To Be Murder) to the Broadway stage. The trio worked for two years to land theatrical stage rights to the 1942 story by Cornell Woolrich, which most famously was turned into the classic 1954 Alfred Hitchcock thriller. James Stewart played the wheelchair-bound photographer who spies on his neighbors and believes he has witnessed a murder from his window. Although Broadway rights in this story have been repeatedly sought over the years from the Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust and its predecessors, this is the first option ever granted. The deal was negotiated on behalf of the producers by APA and their attorneys Jackoway Tyreman.


I'll admit, with my head hanging low, I haven't seen the film of Rear Window in one sitting. I have however, heard of it and admired it from afar. This is extremely exciting to me that it'll be coming to Broadway! I can't wait to see how they'll transform the story for the stage!


What do you think about this news? How would you like to see the production? Who should star in it?

Celeb Sightings! Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars


“Night of Too Many Stars” is RIGHT!  Jon Stewart/Comedy Central's annual telethon for autism was held Sunday Oct. 21st. They pre-taped many of the segments a week prior at the Beacon Theatre in front of a live audience. Sunday night was going to be the actual phone banking and a few live sketches. I’ll admit, I completely forgot about it. I knew it was going to be aired and I love watching it but it totally slipped my mind until Ed Asner tweeted about it. Saw the tweet while I was at work and changed my plans.  Unfortunately, I hadn’t brought my camera or anything other than my autograph notebook with me so I’d have to rely on others, though it worked out in the end.

After work, I rushed to meet my buddy, Dan who got there about ten minutes before me. There were only six others there! We were both so surprised! No one had come in yet we were told. About ten minutes after getting there, Tommy Hilfiger walked in. No one yelled out to him so he just checking in and walked in. 

We got lucky and could see who was coming while they were still in there cars so we were all ready each time they drove up and walked to check in. The SNL guys came first, all separately; Seth Myers, Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, all stopped to sign and take pictures. They all were sooo nice! Fred always has the craziest awesomest ‘autographs’. Hehe.


Meeting Gerard Butler, FINALLY **UPDATED W/ VIDEO**

My goal this week was one thing: Meet Gerard Butler.

Since I first saw him in "Dear Frankie," I've been a huge fan.  As someone who grew up without a father, I identified with the boy in the film and I thought Gerard was just amazing in it. He's one of the few actors I'd go see anything he's in (I saw The Ugly Truth five times in theatres).

I'd missed him in the past when he was doing promo work, for various reason - school, work, etc.
Though I did managed to see him up close at the premiere of The BOUNTY HUNTER:


This time I would NOT miss out. He was going to be in town promoting his new surfing film, Chasing Mavericks, a film I can't wait to see!  I happened to have Monday and Tuesday off and although I failed the first two chances (on Monday), I knew my best chance would be Tuesday, and boy was I right!
"Chasing Mavericks" trailer

I headed out to The Daily Show, there was a decent number of people but I had hope; this would happen today.

After about an hour, he arrived, He immediately started signing for the pros. I was wedged in there but quietly and politely asked if he would sign my autograph book. He said sure and gave me a small smile. I really just wanted a picture with him but he seemed to be in a hurry and I did get really nervous. He was really nice with everyone and greeted his fans so warmly! What a guy!





After he went in, I decided to stick around, in hopes I could get a picture with him. I realized then that I still don't have a camera with a working flash (frustrating). So, I hoped that my Panasonic would take a decent night shot. An hour later, he came back out and again was so nice to everyone, signing (yet again) for the pros. I quietly ask if I could have a picture and he smiled again and I got my picture! He rubbed my back and when I said "Thank you," he replied "Thank you, sweetie." I died. Seriously, could he be any nicer? Perfect.



Chasing Mavericks opens 26 October 2012 and stars Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin, Greg Long, Peter Mel, Zach Wormhoudt. The film is directed by Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson.


Until next time,

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Castle 5x05, Probable Cause Sneak Peek **Possible Spoilers**

And a new sneak peek for Castle 5x05 Probable Cause was released yesterday. This is the PERFECT sneak peek; Totally leaves me wanting more. I can't wait for this episode. I can't believe anything would completely convince the detectives that Castle is capable of murder but apparently SOMETHING does!   Who is setting him up!?!?! Poor Kate! Such a new relationship (romance-wise at least) and already a wrench has been thrown in.

What did you think of the promo?


Until next time,

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23 October 2012

Fangirling To The Max - Iron Man 3 and Skyfall World Premiere



Today is an official fangirling day for me.

The Iron Man 3 trailer is out.
Skyfall has it's Royal World Premiere at the Royal Albert Hall.  
Two films I've been anxiously awaiting.


Iron Man 3 was one of the two panels I was determined to go to at SDCC (The Firefly 10th anniversary panel was the other). I was NOT disappointed. Even though they had a new director, Shane Black, under the wise instruction of Iron Man 1 & 2 director, Jon Favreau who returns in the third film as recurring character, Happy Hogan,  showed us AWESOME footage from the as of then incomplete film! I died. We had a glimpse of Ben Kingsley's Mandarin, the gorgeous Guy Pierce as Aldrich Killian, the ever-lovely Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and of course, the incomparable Robert Downey Jr.. And we even got a great clip of banter between Happy and Tony. It was yet another perfect panel from the awesome Iron Man crew. 




So now that the official trailer is out... My mind has been blown even more. 
Watch the trailer here: 

We get a glimpse at Iron Patriot, as well as a pretty good glimpse of what the story will be.  We see Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall), Guy Pierce again, The NEW suit, Rhodey, a great voiceover by Ben Kingsley's Mandarin, and a new question that must be answered, WHO is in the suit? I just keep rewatching and rewatching.  What did you think? Are you even more stoked for 3 May 2013??? 

 Exclusive IMAX Midnight Showing Poster


Second awesome thing happening today is the Royal World Premiere of SKYFALL at Royal Albert Hall. It's the 50th Anniversary of James Bond and I couldn't be more excited about the return of the MI6 agent. Daniel Craig, one of my favourite human beings on earth, returns as the brilliant and brutal Bond in that reunites him with Road To Perdition director, Sam Mendes. The reviews have been extremely positive and all I can say is how jealous I am of all the people who get to see it in the two weeks prior to it being released in the US. The cast is incredible, so thrilled about the addition of Ben Whishaw as Q. I saw him in MCC's The Pride a couple of years back and WOW. Basically, it's going to be a wild ride. 

And because it's the 50th Anniversary, they're even streaming the red carpet for those of us who aren't cool enough to be there! 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 23rd, at 12noon EST / 9:00am PST (5pm London Time) 
WHERE: The Royal Albert Hall in London, UK 

LIVE STREAM:



So, DO NOT miss out on seeing the lovely faces of Dame Judi Dench, Javier Bardem,  Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe! As well as a number of other guests including Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch!


It starts NOW so, yeah, get on that!

Until next time. 

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